Business awards for beauty announced

By Times Staff Writer
Published February 29, 2008


City Council member Mary Mulhern announced the winners of this year's Business Guild of Seminole Heights beautification awards last week.

Van Gogh Signs, 5020 N Florida Ave., received the judges award. When owners bought the 1935 gas station in 2005, the building was trashed.

They replaced the electrical system, air conditioning and floors, and patched holes in the roof. Tampa Financial Group took home the people's choice award for the restoration of a 1923 bungalow home on 301 E Sligh Ave.


Garden circle to learn to care for bromeliads

Moonlight Garden Circle meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Tampa Garden Club, 2629 Bayshore Blvd. Master grower Tom Wolfe will discuss the care and maintenance of bromeliads.

Samples of the flower will be available for purchase. The event is free to the public. For more information, call the Tampa Garden Club at 251-5059 or Michele Vatalaro at 251-5753.


Screenwriter, novelist to appear at bookstore

Acclaimed screenwriter and novelist Nicole Galland will read passages from her new novel Crossed: A Story of the Fourth Crusade at 7 p.m. Thursday at Inkwood Books, 216 S Armenia Ave. A book signing is afterward. Call the store at 253-2638.